Updated (April 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100 vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Winner
Nikon D5100

55

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$500 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$599

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$202 - $209

Size Much smaller
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$240 - $249

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Aperture Narrower aperture

discussion

Nikon D5100
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